Loud and proud, Richard Sherman, cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks had some nice words of wisdom for reporter Erin Andrews after sealing the Seahawks 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman's rant on national television did not only rattle viewers, it served as the gold standard for trash talk in the NFL. But Sherman is not the only one….
As a Patriots fan I have been accustomed to reading all of the glorious fighting words from the Jets. The Jets follow in Rex Ryan's footsteps, more specifically his toughness. Rex Ryan does not fear the Patriots at all just like Sherman does not fear any wide receiver or any quarterback. The point is that Sherman, a rising star in the NFL, feels the need to let everybody in the world know that he is the best. Honestly he is pretty good, he has the most interceptions in the NFL at eight and clinched the NFC Championship for the Seahawks. Despite his stats and ticket to the Super Bowl, class and professionalism are important. Screaming at a reporter and talking only about oneself is no way to promote a franchise, particularly one that is going to the Super Bowl for the second time in its existence. Football is a team sport and winning the NFC Championship is a team win not an individual one.
As a wise Tom Brady once said,"win with graciousness," and stay classy Mr. Sherman…...